Scope of this Policy The chief entity managing your data is The London News (hereinafter referred to as “we” or “us”). Our commitment is transparent: responsible handling of your personal data. This privacy and cookies policy (“Policy”) offers insights about:
- The types of information we may gather about you
- How we use such information
- Circumstances under which we might contact you
- Data sharing specifics, if any
- Choices you have concerning the data you provide
This Policy elaborates how The London News utilises the personal information of our members, contributors, subscribers, website visitors, and any user engaging with our services.
Data Collection Insights We collate data from your interactions, primarily to enhance user experience. This may include your email for account purposes or for correspondence. Additionally, as you engage with The London News, we track actions like page views and interactions with features to personalise content and communications.
To refine our services, we automatically gather data through cookies and other technologies, noting your interactions, IP address, device details, and referral sources.
Usage of Your Information Our mission at The London News is perpetual improvement. The data aids in optimisation, quality assurance, promotion, and personalisation. This also assists us in combatting spam and other nuisances and generating anonymous aggregate insights about user behaviour.
Associating your account with third-party platforms (e.g., social media) may lead to periodic updates of associated information. Rest assured, we won’t post on your behalf without explicit permission.
Data Disclosure & Third Parties Honesty is our mantra, and we’ll never monetise your data.
Occasionally, with your consent, we might share specific data:
- Complying with legal or public mandates
- Defending our legal rights, including fraud prevention
- Business transfers or negotiations
- Engagements with successors of our business operations
Legal processes might require data sharing, but you’ll be informed, unless it’s legally prohibited or might endanger others.
Data Protection Data security is non-negotiable for us.
We utilise cutting-edge safeguards, restricting access to necessary personnel. While transmission is encrypted via SSL, we also employ stringent electronic and physical protocols. However, remember that online transmissions are never completely secure.
Data might be stored or processed outside the European Economic Area (EEA), but we ensure its protection aligns with this Policy.
Your Rights Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you can request personal data we hold. To obtain a copy, reach out to us at [email protected]. A fee of £10 is applicable. Ensure data accuracy by keeping us updated about any changes.
Cookies and Tracking We believe in transparent cookie use, aiming only to enhance user experience. While some third-party tools, like Google Analytics, might set cookies, this Policy covers only our practices.
Managing Your Data For The London News account holders, your data can be accessed, modified, or deleted anytime. After account deletion, data recovery isn’t possible post the typical retention period. Legal reasons might necessitate longer retention.
Communications Essential communications about your account or our policies can’t be opted out of, but promotional communications can be through your account settings. If you ever receive suspicious emails from us, kindly alert us at [email protected].
Policy Updates Any major updates to this Policy will be communicated. Always find the latest version here, with previous ones archived.
Queries or Feedback? Drop us a note at [email protected].
Complaints Should you have concerns about our data practices, you can reach out to the Information Commissioner: www.ico.org.uk/concerns or call 0303 123 1113.